This programme aims to create the environment of Te Whare Toi: a sharing, thriving, mana-enhancing, highly interactive learning place for the research and application of Ngā Toi (Māori art) practices, underpinned by te reo, tikanga and mātauranga toi.
The courses within the programme include:
- Te Tiriti o Waitangi
- Tikanga and marae protocols
- Te Whare Toi
- Te reo Māori for art and design
- Art form history and traditions
- Ngā Toi practice
- Academic writing skills
- Research methods
- Health and safety
- Assements include oral presentations, written assignments, tests (te reo-a-toi), reflective reviews, portfolio (including proposals, plans and workbooks) and practical projects.
Graduates will be able to:
- apply technical, theoretical and operational skills and knowledge in area of specialty to inform art form development
- analyse standard and non-standard processes of artistic evolution and variation, and apply art form practice in area of specialty
- apply a range of technical skills and knowledge to create solutions for a range of familiar and unfamiliar Ngā Toi problems in area of specialty
- create and complete a body of work within area of specialty
- assist in the management and/or support the leadership of a Ngā Toi project in area of specialty
NCEA level 2 or equivalent skills and/or knowledge AND evidence of ability based on a portfolio and interview. The portfolio is to include examples of visual material (art, design, craft).
Proven equivalence to domestic entry requirements and IELTS 5.5 (no band below 5.0).